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cities have been brought to a stand still. this is the scene in manhattan where a crane is dangling from a 65-story building. >> it's a monday morning in manhattan unlike any other. the city that's supposed to never sleep is eerily quiet, awaiting the storm. subway stopped. even wall street not trading. the -- >> we're used to coming down and the water calm, much, much slower. it's over the banks and the storm hasn't gotten here. it makes me nervous. >> the impact of hurricane sandy is starting to be felt. high winds and crashing waves along the east coast. >> good morning, america. breaking news on the halloween superstorm. >> morning tv shows left americans in in doubt the storm severity. >> 15 million people in its path. >> storm preparations take precedence over campaigning for next week's presidential election. mitt romney canceled his events for two days. barack obama returned to the white house. >> the center of the storm is going to hit landfall sometime this evening, but because of the nature of this storm, we are certain that this is going to be a slow-moving process through a
the storm for one death in maryland. here in new york city a construction crane collapsed. it's dangling over midtown manhattan at around 58th street. officials say inspectors and engineers plan to climb 74 flights to check out the damage. closer look now. meteorologists say that high in the air the wind gusts could well have hit 95 miles per hour. farther downtown, the facade of this building collapsed. this is 14th street around 8th avenue in the chelsey neighborhood. fire officials report nobody hurt. lower manhattan is now in the dark after the utility company con ed cut power to the shush tip of the island. rick leventhal is in point ileasant, new jersey where the storm is either now about to come ashore. in fact, we have just gotten an alert, the center of thehurre landfall within the last seconds. officially in south jersey. and that's where rick leventhal is now. rick? >> yeah, shepard. somebody should tell sandy that she is not a hurricane anymore. she is sure acting like one. i wish we could show you what's going on in the street outside. we will try. you really can't and the v
of the storms. it gets thrown out of wac when it merge with another storm. it seems like ocean city, atlanta city, new york city are all suffering the brunt of this and expecting far worse conditions than we're seeing here. >> on two counts, brian. this is a hybrid storm, and front loaded with rain and wind on the southwest side of it. so they got all of that earlier. than we're getting the strong wind and surge into the areas. so it's like a two for one nightmare special. >> and the heavy snows and the cold air to the west. that could be a problem, which could cause a lot of power outages when you're getting snow piling up out there. >> and i was thinking about something you asked earlier brian, because the forward motion of the hurricane. would that shorten the window for >>> we don't know what it will do when it comes to shore in the next 35 to 40 minutes, because there's a frontal boundary causing it to intense. that remains to be seen. the models have it somewhere north of the mason dickson line at two in the morning with 75 miles per hour winds. >> we know this as well. it's transferri
over the local airwaves in new york city and other metropolitan areas all over the twitter universe and authorities wonder, do we have to reassess everything that we know about the way we build, the way we allow for egress and ingress, no one thought a category one storm, but that is not the end all and be all of storms could do what this storm has done. over the next hour we will try to bring it to context and show you the maps we worked with yesterday to show you where this happened. it is new york city and down the shore of new jersey and state after state after state the disaster of 2012. the storm that tore up the east coast has brought misery to tens of millions. a thousand mile stretch of the united states. think of that: a thousand mile stretch feeling the effects of a rare weather system that slammed the region with 90-mile-per-hour winds, heavy rain and a record-breaking storm surge, crushed the reports in the tri-state area. coastal communities are flooded up and down the eastern seaboard for hundreds of miles. the new jersey shore among the hardest hit where the governor
? >> it is a couple hundred miles to 300 miles east-southeast of ocean city and we think it will bypass the mouth of the chesapeake bay. i hate to say this for folks in new jersey but we wanted it to come on shore and new jersey and that is better for us. we look at the doppler and we see heavy rain on the outer bands on the eastern shore counties. that is represented by the dark orange and yellows that you see. i will set this in motion and it is going east to west as it passes by off of the delmarva coastline. the heaviest rain should stay from baltimore east. in the western suburbs i think it will be just light rain it start but everybody will get the heavy rain eventually. we expect from two it eight rain through the evening and jeovernight. the winds are not bad around baltimore. north wind at 10 at b.w.i., gusting higher on the eastern shore and beaches. the winds will increase through the day. you may say right now nothing is going on. but by this evening and early tonight it will be gusting close to 60 miles an hour. after we have had rain all day will knock a few trees down and power lin
. and take a look at this. the crane appears to be just hanging on. the new york city mayor says it's not in danger of falling. we'll take you live to the scene. as the monster storm moves on to it land and nails the northeast. >> hurricane on steroids, i think she just juiced up. >> do not underestimate lives. >> this looks like another meti where we need to come together all across the country. >> shepard: tonight, the epic threat from super storm sandy. ' its first from fox this monday night, seems the forecasters were right on almost every single point. the east coast of the u.s. now taking a direct hit from the most powerful storm ever to hit the region. ever in recorded history. and tonight, officials in maryland are reporting the first death they have just reported it. and what they are calling a storm related crash. a life look now point pleasant in new jersey where the sun has set near the spot hurricane is now coming ashore: they say the monster storm will spread devastation far and wide on east coast and far beyond. one of two main roads into atlantic city, new jersey. l
to you. >> thank you. 4:35. business owners in ocean city likely will spend the week cleaning up all the damage along the boardwalk. >> brianne carter is there this morning as we survey the damage. >> quite a few changes in ocean city this morning. the rain has stopped, but the wind is still living. we understand delmarva power is reporting some people are in the dark. look behind me and see all the boardwalk lights are out. we do have power here at the hotel, but the power along the boardwalk seems to be out. delmarva power reporting that there are scattered outages of ocean city. there's a lot of damage here as well because of the flooding, but also because of the been andrea -- because of the wind and waves. several fences along the boardwalk are now either bent or broken. several homes and businesses are flooded. we are waiting for crews to be able to get out and start assessing the damage in coastal city. we understand we have several bridges in maryland that are closed. -- assessing the damage in ocean city. we expect to get high tides around 8:19 down at the pierre that is dam
live coverage as maryland prepares for sandy's arrival. we're live in baltimore city. we will begin our coverage right here. >> i will give you the wide view and the close of view. we have good and bad news in boast -- both respects. the center of the storm, the white bob, on the right hand of your screen -- you noticed that it is a parallel to the chesapeake bay. that is the mouth of chesapeake, that is the center of the storm. yesterday, we thought it would go in this direction. it looks like that will not be the case. we will miss the worst-case scenario here in maryland. we still think it will come on shore somewhere in the southern part of new jersey later on today. the bad news is that the storm is getting stronger. the winds are 85 miles per hour. it will get even stronger before it makes landfall in new jersey later today. around baltimore, the big story this morning is the ring, not necessarily the route -- the wind. the rain has been coming down at about an inch, inch and a half per hour. we will zoom in and see what is happening in some of the rainfall areas. switchback over
. -- step by step details. ava is in ocean city and she will keep us informed of what is happening on the beach. >> i wish i could show you just how cold we are out here. with the wind chill, it feels like the 40's. we are absolutely drenched in rain. winds gusting to about 60 miles per hour. i want to show you that as the sun is starting to lighten up the sky, the winds are a lot better, especially as the big towards the distance. eight-to-15-foot waves. they are causing a lot of rough surf and frost off the beaches as well. here come the waves right now as this bill through the vegetation -- they still to the vegetation. it is starting to flood inside each area. floodwaters are starting to make their way in there. big concerns in ocean city all over the coast. coastal flooding will be a major concern. mandatory evacuation in place south of 17th street. we will continue to see the water rise on both sides of ocean city. the winds could be gusting up to hurricane force as we go throughout the day, that will cause minor structural damage. as of yet, we've not heard any major reports
and flooding along the east coast. right now, new york city, a construction crane has partially collapsed on top of a high rise building. it is dangling 80 stories above the mid-town streets. we'll go live to the scene where the streets have been cleared and nearby building have been evacuated. at this hour, the storm is threatening 50 million people from washington, d.c., to martha's vineyard in massachusetts. subways and trains are shut down in many, many cities, including new york and boston. airlines canceled more than 7,000 domestic and international flights today and tomorrow, stranding 15 million people. both candidates suspended their campaign events. we've got it covered from all angles with reporters in key locations and our meteorologist in the studio. first, let's go live to that dangerous, damaged crane in midtown manhattan. it's dangling over the streets of midtown manhattan. nbc's rheama ellis is live. >> reporter: authorities are trying to get them up in the construction site to see if there is anything that they can do to fix the crane that is dangling over 57th street. p
have gotten tough but we're going to get through this together. as the city always does. let me summarize for our spanish speakers in our audience. [ speaking in spanish ] [ speaking in spanish ] so the message is one more time, don't call 911 unless it's a real life-threatening emergency and number two, don't go out and don't drive. you're just blocking the emergency vehicles from getting where they want to go. but for most of the people who stayed off the roads and particularly all of those who got out of zone a when we ordered everybody to get out, you made the right decision. and we're grateful for the cooperation. and we'll do everything we can to get all the services we need to everybody and to get this city back going. most of it, i hope, will come back during the day tomorrow. and we're just going to get through this the way we always do. thank you very much. >> that was new york city mayor michael bloomberg with his update on the storms effects on new york city. we continue our live coverage of sandy now classified as a post tropical cyclone by the national hurricane ce
for the approaching storm. >> i am lowell melser in ocean city. >> welcome back to the extended edition of the news at 6:00. >> thousands are being told to evacuate coastal areas of delaware, new jersey, connecticut, and other areas. cancelednes have k more than 5000 flights. tom tasselmyer has been tracking the storm all day and the past several days. >> it seems to be behaving the way the models indicated. the critical part will be tonight into tomorrow morning. that is when the storm is expected to return. it is still 270 miles south of cape hatteras. it makes the turn toward us. we will be watching for the band to the northwest. we have two weather elements. we have the front to the west. there is cold air behind it. the radar is starting to show some paint indicating snow. the cold air is dropping in. the hurricane is approaching from the south and east. that is expected to hit the coast tomorrow afternoon. when the two elements combine, sandy will not be a hurricane. it will be an even stronger nor'easter coming in from the east of the ocean into our area. for more on that, let's go to joan c
back in a few minutes. we will send it down to sarah in notion city. >> -- ocean city. >> it it really is a beautiful evening, a lot of people are outside this evening. the water is relatively calm. the biggest concerns they have right now are flooding and beach erosion. they tell me there is an emergency plan in place. officials are watching the storm's track. they're expecting some flooding, so there are high water markers in place. otherwise, they're not many sandbags out. the city is relatively busy. officials are meeting regularly to evaluate the track. >> we are in the beginning stages of making sure that we have lists items put away. -- loose items put away. just trying to get ahead of things. we are in the prepared this mode, the information of mud. -- mode. >> the mayor is not expecting to see evacuation's this weekend. most of the visitors to ocean city will be leaving by late sunday, sunday afternoon anyway. as far as residents, at that point, they will most likely be asked to stay inside. >> it does not even look like an evacuation city for ocean city. the worst part of the
, hamdon, beneath the jfx, baltimore cities we will have a live report from sherrie johnson and on the left, new york city, moments ago, president barack obama has announced a disaster area declaration for new york and long island. >> we will cover both of those communities. what are we in store for today? >>> the worst -- >> woe, woe. >> we got rains we got lots of rain yesterday, we are going to get lots of rain today. we will see some of that today as well. i can't say the wore is over. all i can say is sandy made landfall. it could stall out for a bit and begin to move off towards the north. todays we are going to see hefty winds and alplenty of rain. we can see that behind me as we look at mailed's most powerful radar, the heavy rain along i-9 a, i-270, you don't need to travel today. keep it on the indoors and make sure the roads are clean and cheer as we check out what is going on with the winds, the current winds, similar to yesterday. sustained winds at 20 miles an hour, 18 miles an hour, 6 halvety grace. we are gusting higher than that. we are talking about wind gusts, tropical st
to baltimore city, where the mayor is briefing everyone. >> will be closed. trash pickup will be postponed. please do not put out any trash this evening. i know that probably seems like common sense, but it needs to be said, please do not put out your trash this evening. if there are sustained winds that warrant mandatory travel restrictions, we will not hesitate to make that announcement. again, if we have sustained winds that warrant mandatory travel restrictions, we will not hesitate to make that announcement. stay tuned. any potential restrictions will not apply to any uniformed personnel, emergency vehicles, hospital employees, or medical providers. potential travel restrictions will not apply to uniformed personnel, emergency vehicles, hospital employees, and medical providers. we will reach the point of this storm this evening where people will need to stay off the roads completely, hunkered down at home, and ride out the storm. do not under any circumstance. turnaround, do not drowned. the port of baltimore is closed and waterway traffic is restricted in and around the chesapeake b
live coverage with tony pann, jennifer franciotti and ava marie in ocean city. we begin with tony who's been tracking the storm from the weather center. >> this is not going to be a worst-case scenario for maryland but not a walk in the park, either. the storm is 200 miles off the coast of the outer banks of north carolina right now so a good distance from us. 58 at the airport, cloudy skies and windy out there, northeast wind at the airport at 15. winds will continue out of the north-northeast today at 10 to 25 miles per hour but not much rainfall around baltimore so a decent day to get things you got run around, no big deal. there is heavy rain along the eastern shore shifting towards baltimore later tonight. today, showers, breezy, temperatures in the low 60's. the worst part of the storm for us will be mondayach -- monday afternoon and monday night with heavy rain, instead winds 30 to 50 miles per hour. wind diminishing on tuesday but turning cold and there could be snow in the mountains on tuesday. obviously a complicated forecast. i'll go through it step by step in a few minutes
back to ocean city tomorrow. >> good. >> thank you. things can be rebuilt. >> let's go to break. we'll be right back. it's oysternomics 101. you start with a u.s. senator named ben. by helping restore thousands of acres of oyster beds, he kept hundreds of oystermen on the job... which keeps wholesalers in business... and that means more delivery companies... making deliveries to more restaurants... which hire more workers. and that means more oystermen. it's like he's out here with us. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i approved this message. ?iel' be honest with you. i don't know what day it is, what month it is after looking at this. frostburg where they're still seeing plenty of snow and it's still falling at this hour. >> we're concerned with flooding and getting the lights on for some folks. >> let's check in with meteorologist wyatt everhart. >>> sandy continue times act the state with snow to the west, rain showers and mixed snow showers across northern parts of central maryland. we've got pretty big waves there. 's the broad circulation.
of america's biggest cities and it's about to come ashore. conditions are getting worse by the hour. at least 23 states are now under warnings or advisories because of the storm's winds. damage could hit $10 billion or even a lot more. some states could see their worst flooding in a century. and in the appalachian mountains, they're expecting blizzard conditions. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> hurricane sandy is a monster storm, even though its center is still out to sea. tropical storm and hurricane force winds extend, get this now, for 1,000 miles. right now, damaging winds are blowing from southern new england across long island, new jersey, delaware and virginia. we have the full resources of cnn deployed on the story including crews up and down the atlantic coast as well as in cities that aren't used to this kind of a disaster. here's what the storm looked like this afternoon when the international space station flew over. you can clearly see the eye of the storm. right now, the center is closing in on southern new jersey. let's begin our coverage with our meteorol
part of the city that never sleeps is in the dark. the wall of a four story building collapsed in manhattan exposing apartments inside. no one was injured. at least seven storm related deaths have been reported in connecticut, maryland and five in new york including three children. public transportation for more than 12 million people came to a halt in new york, flil and washington, d.c. when the eye of the storm passed over atlantic city the winds abated and clouds parted and full moon came out. >>> 60 million people will be impacted by this storm. fema has pledged over 3 beaten $5 billion for the cleanup if necessary. >> carolyn: and it's not just wind and rain punishing people. schools are closed in south carolina and blizzard warnings in west virginia. sandhya patel is here to show us where the storm is. >> check out doppler radar. you will see this storm is covering a large part of the east coast. there is snow falling right now and rain continues to batter the east coast. we'll show you where the snow is falling right now. it is extending from colombia, ohio, down to west
authority here in new york. it reads in part "the new york city subway system is 108 years old, but it has never faced a disaster as devastating as what we experienced last night. we are we are assessing the extent of the damage and beginning the process of recovery." now, what we heard earlier at least 14 hours to 4 days before they could start thinking about getting some things back online in the subway system which serves 5 million plus people a day. good morning, i'm chris jansing, you are watching msnbc's continuing coverage of superstorm sandy. we'll be live throughout the night and have reporters all across the region and msnbc meteorologist bill karins is on hand with us in new york. a quarter of a million of people without power are right here on the island of manhattan. and an emergency plan -- an emergency developed at new york university hospital on the east side of the city when that facility lost power forcing the evacuation of hundreds of patients just as the storm was at its most severe. rehema ellis is there covering it for the last several hours. what's the la
. crippling new york city with a wall of water and a massive power outage. >> overnight, hospitals evacuated. a damaged crane dangling 90 stories up. what a long night it's been. and daylight will reveal so much more. a special edition of "america this morning," the perfect storm, begins right now. >>> and good morning, everyone. we begin straight away this morning with the very latest on sandy. a historic storm in so many ways. more than a dozen deaths are being blamed on sandy right now. and that number is likely to rise. >> some 5 million people are without power so far, from all along the eastern seaboard. even into the midwest. today, also, stock markets will be closed again for a second-straight day. a continuation of their first unplanned shutdown since the 9/11 attacks. >>> and at this hour, there is breaking news from queens, new york, where as many as 50 homes have been destroyed by fire. the heavy winds are making it extremely difficult to battle the flames. nearly 200 firefighters were called to the scene, trying to rescue people. no word yet on what set off those fires. >> have
today. it feels like a winter day. >> one area we have been tracking has been ocean city. >> ava marie braved the elements all day yesterday. a big difference today. >> what a difference. the wind is not as strong. we could get some gusts up to 60 miles per hour. there was a little bit of debris and damage in ocean city. this is a piece of roofing. notices a large piece of roofing. that was the bigger concern yesterday. nobody was injured with that. you'll still see this strewn about in ocean city. coastal flooding is no longer a concern in ocean city. the waves are not as big as we saw yesterday. there's still a flood watch. we had some light drizzle this morning. there could still be an additional inch of rain throughout the day today and into tomorrow morning. that will add to the flood concerns. ava marie, wbal-tv 11 news. back to you, tim. >> we are along the banks of the jones falls. you can see how high it was at one point overnight. this water came over across the guard rail. we are here in baltimore city. concerns about the weather. you can see leaves along the roadway. the sh
. i'm cynthia mcfadden in new york city and tonight we're in the midst of a deadly storm unlike any this city has seen before. for the first time since 9/11, all bridges and tunnels leading in and out of the city are closed down, and this is what manhattan looks like tonight. eerily dark and quiet as this massive superstorm has left half of the city without power and partially under water. at nyu hospital one of the biggest in the city and the country, the backup generators have failed forcing rescue personnel to evacuate patients. this historic storm tonight is wreaking havoc up and down the atlantic seaboard from the carolinas to connecticut, claiming at least ten lives so far. flooding entire towns, causing blackouts across the midatlantic and midwest and snoerms frwstor maryland to tennessee. juju chang spent the day in lower manhattan and comes to us from the dangerously flooded streetings. what is the latest? >> reporter: we've sent much of this evening wading through the floodwaters ofmanhattan, through the evacuation zone, this storm now has the dubious distinction of settin
call for baltimore and the ocean city area. we have more on what could happen with the different scenarios with sandy, coming up. >>> what a mess that's coming our way. winds, rain and high tide, coupled with a storm surge, producing flooding along the bay, befores that's one of the many concerns with the storm. jeff hager is standing by live in baltimore with more on the counties preparations. >> emergency managers in baltimore and harford counties are well underway and preparing for hurricane sandy, they want you to be prepared as well. the rush is already on, among boat owners to move vessels as we witness at the outer point yacht club, after past storms like irene isabelle and agnus, many learned the hard way to prepare for the worst. >> it could have high winds for two days, and potentially higher than normal tides. it's low down to where we were on the beach, the beach stuff, we took everything up the hill and on the trailer, stick it in the garage, and when it goes by we truck it back out. >> reporter: the county has people on stands by. along with swift water rescue crews
to fix the gust part. sometimes i forget to erase things on the graphics. it was 65 at ocean city yesterday. recap your day for us. >> it was incredible. i wish just glued to twitter. were you glued to it as well? i think tony is gone. i had to change my clothing twice because i had so much rain coming down on me. ee. waves were something to sa we're still seeing some of standing water in ocean city. notice all the debris on the road. this is what we're concerned about, things clogging the drains. this is the same concern we're seeing around baltimore city. so many leaves have yet to fall . temperatures in the low 40's. the wind out of the south. that is what we're dealing with today. things are getting better in ocean city. the wind is gusting up about 60 miles per hour. >> so much better this morning. kim dacey is in annapolis. how are things looking this morning? >> it is a lot better today. things have really eased up. we have a steady rain falling. nothing like we were seeing like yesterday. i spoke to the emergency management folks. crews have been out since about midnight,
night. right outside this building in the biggest city in the country, there's a massive storm that's just made landfall and all day long has been imposing its will on the atlantic coast from the carolinas all the way up to new england. it has toppled cranes on skyscrapers. this is that crane falling today. yeah, it has toppled cranes on skyscrapers, it has flooded the eastern sea board. it has messed up the presidential election. but this giant storm called sandy is not over yet. the storm making landfall just outside atlantic city, new jersey, at 8:00 p.m. eastern time tonight. forecasters calling sandy a post pos post-tropical cyclone which might sound better, but it isn't better. all it means is the storm has lost the characteristics of a tropical cyclone but still has hurricane-force winds. we want to go near where sandy made landfall. thank you for joining us. what can you tell us about the scene at the site of the landfall? >> reporter: things are a little calmer now than a couple hours ago as sandy came ashore just a few miles south of where we are. the winds have kicked up
lights headed towards the highrise towards foster city, moving at the limit. elsewhere slow north 101, third to peninsula might ab issue. drive times now up and over the altamont still looking good, heavy out of antioch, a street to loveridge, carquinez bridge to maze east shore freeway just about 20 minutes. >>> 6:02. that love the sound of this, giants are world series -- gotta love the sound of this giants are world series winners after sweeping in detroit. kira klapper begins our live team coverage in the mission district. >> reporter: certainly the morning after here on mission street. crowds thousands of fans were crowding mission street hours ago i'll step aside so you can see the aftermath. a little destruction, trash piles, charred, still in the mid the street commuters having to go around it. the piles were bigger garbage instructions and street sweeping vehicles have been through the last few hours. it is not as bad as it was. let's show you this incredible youtube video. at mission and 22nd it was police vs. part at the scene of a big bonfire, two rows of riot gear stood a
across the mid-atlantic coast including new york city where water is entering the subway system and the bridge connecting manhattan and brooklyn. con edison reports that almost all of manhattan all the way down to the battery, that's the lower tip of the city, all of it without power. more than 300,000 homes without power in new york city. 3.6 million along the east coast. already it's been a deadly storm. at least ten deaths reported. new york, new jersey, connecticut, pennsylvania, west virginia, we have video from manhattan's east side. let's get you caught up on what is going on here in new york. michelle franzen is on the phone with us from battery park city. that's the lower tip of manhattan where a lot of people who are tourists know where to go. michelle, what's the latest where you are? >> chris, i just walked down here to the area where the water was rushing up earlier. it's definitely retreating but certainly not passed the walkway. a long way to go for that. battery set a record, nearly 14 foot -- 14 feet for the final measurements of the surge in this area. the last
the coast. i'm live at ocean city where conditions are at their worst. yesterday we just had wind and now we have rain driving in our faces and waves starting to push toward the shore. there is a chance some areas will continue it see flooding. we are seeing the water spill through the walkway here at 32nd street and starting to pool toward the homes. we continue it watch this flooding and that will be an issue as we continue to head toward high tide. we will continue to track this. the winds are picking up as they continue to gust to near 60 miles an hour right now and could get stronger as the storm continues to approach us. to check what is happening right now in annapolis wove kim dacey. how -- we have kim dacey. >> i will have the latest on the conditions her as wind an rain continue coming up. >> when will the worst of the weather arrive? tony is tracking the storm as "11 news today" continues right now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> our big story is the storm. pretty much the only story this morning quite frankly. the path of hurricane sandy. >> we have
. >> i am lowell melser live in ocean city, maryland. i will have details coming up in a live report. >> you are watching wbal-tv 11 news. live, local, late breaking, this is 11 news at 6:00. >> our big story tonight is the preparation for and status of hurricane sandy. >> thousands are being told to evacuate. >> airlines have canceled more than 5000 flights as it moves north. we have lied team coverage. first, we throw it over to tom tasselmyer. he has been tracking the storm for day. >> it is still a ways off but already impacting our whether. it is well over 300 miles to the south of ocean city. we have been dealing with showers on the eastern shore down to north carolina. even though it is hundreds of miles away, it is already influencing our weather. we have the front off to the west. then we have the bands coming in from the east. the two will combine to with the maryland-pennsylvania line. where they come together, snady is expected to become stronger. the storm is only going to get worse as it makes it approach. for more on the expected track, let's go to john collins at the
to restore power to about 130,000 households. peck's light rain has started to fall here in ocean city, but that is bought -- that is not stopping the cleanup efforts from going on. many people telling us it really could have been much worse. after a thrashing from sandy along the maryland oceanfront with sustained winds of more than 40 miles an hour, a lot of cleaning up to do tuesday morning. >> it was scary. >> for folks who live around here, many were expecting the worst. >> obviously a lot of debris and trash. a lot of cleanup will be happening, but all in all, i think we faired well. >> i think we totally lucked out. we are definitely saved by the dune protection, and even the digging up of the boardwalk- regan to the water from going into the stores. -- digging up of the boardwalk might have helped to prevent the water from going into the stores. >> there was severe damage done to the ocean city fishing pier. >> i guess we were lucky to not get it as bad as other places. it is just weird, looking at it. there is sand works and should not be. -- there is sand where sand should no
north of cape may, atlantic city. but i just don't want you to focus on those cities. does it make that turn left in time? it didn't going left right now, and sometimes they wait. sometimes computers aren't perfe perfect, and why aren't they perfect? the atlantic ocean is a fast space, we don't have weather balloons out there. we have drop sons out of noaa weather radio. here it is, category 1, about an 80-mile-per-hour storm, right now as it makes landfall tomorrow night. and if there's any change to the forecast at all, i would say that's a little bit faster. the numbers bring in landfall the eye, but don't focus on 8:00, because a lot of the storm will be onshore, half of it will be onshore, even before the eye gets there, wherever it gets. you have to understand that things are going to start to go bad from here. this is how good it's going to get for the next 36 hours. no matter where with we are in here, this sides of it is so dangerous because the wins are coming in here. on up here into period of time. all the way here into tom's river and all of this has wind this way, the
. >> this morning, major east coast cities are literally shut down, and coastal communities have already been evacuated. it is monday, october 29th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> usually we say good morning. but it doesn't seem appropriate on this monday. all eyes on sandy, what's going to be a very tough probably 36 to 72 hours for millions of folks along the east coast. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. hurricane sandy is a 900-mile superstorm expected to make landfall in new jersey tonight. 900 miles. just think of a 900-mile-wide wing span. >> i know. from cloud to cloud. that's a massive storm. this morning, of course, complete coverage of hurricane sandy, the forecast, the storm's track and very important, tips to help you and your family stay safe. also, new york city, like several other cities up and down the east coast, is all but shut down. scenes we don't see here a lot. just subway stations empty. times square empty. everything just shut down. there is no mass transit, limited flights. people are urged simply to stay home
the new york city subways are safe. thanks for watching. i will pass it off to anderson cooper, who is in asbury park, new jersey. >> erin, thanks very much. we are live in asbury park. i'm here with rob marciano. what's an amazing situation here -- [ no audio ] >>- i was able to walk to the boardwalk which is about two blocks from where we are right now. it's now impossible to get over there. we are actually kind of seeking safety behind this suv. if you pan down, you can see the water has come, there's about six inches of water now about two blocks from the ocean. the water has just moved in here incredibly fast. it really has all happened in the last 30 minutes or so. >> it really has. we thought maybe a few hours ago that it was speeding up, maybe it wouldn't be as bad as we thought. certainly you have to believe that scenes like what we're seeing right now are happening up and down the jersey shoreline, being inundated with the storm surge, crashing over the boardwalk. is town is under water. >> obviously we lost power about an 15 nutes ago but there are still a couple street l
say he will be disciplined under the city schools code of conduct. an unidentified man was found shot inside a taxicab after an incident in east baltimore tonight. city police responded to the area of north central avenue and east preston street around 8:40. the victim's injuries are not life-threatening. there is no word yet on a possible suspect or motive. >> an active duty member of the u.s. navy was fatally shot last night in southwest baltimore. family members say that alonso gladden and his younger brother were unloading groceries for their grandmother when two men approached and someone opened fire before escaping in a dark vehicle. police have no motive or suspects at this time. family members described alonso as the smart one in the family who just had a promotion in the navy. they are understandably heartbroken. >> he made it out of the hood, did something good and came back to the united states for this? he did not deserve any of this at all. >> police are urging anyone with any information about this crime to call the homicide unit. metro crimestoppers is also offering a $
. >> we have late breaking news out of new york city. police have arrested a man they say was plotting to blow up the federal reserve building. suspect quazi mohammad rezwanul ahsan nafis has been arrested after an investigation by the fbi and nypd. he tried to detonate material outside the world trade center. his associates were undercover officers. stay tuned for any late breaking developments. we also have late breaking developments from the trial of two police officers accused of beating and university of maryland student. as we understand, the judge has dismissed all but the most serious charge of assault. lowell melser has more. >> the defense attorneys were able to get the judge to drop the most serious charge of first-degree assault, this as one of the two officers took the stand in his own defense. >> the judge did dismiss the most serious charge, yes. no further comment. we are still in trout. >> the lawyers react after the -- we're still in trial. lawyers reacts. james harrison and reginald baker are accused of beating student john mckenna. baker, a former marine and special
>>> thanks for joining us on this monday morning. this is a live picture of ocean city where you can see they are getting socked with heavy winds and definitely heavy rains. that area getting to feel the brunt of sandy right now as she makes her way towards our area. >> we will have team coverage throughout the course of the morning for you at abc2 news and abc2news.com. keeping you ahead as best we can. ahead of sandy but it appears ocean city the rains have come. >> absolutely. and i don't think they will stop any time soon. that is storm that we have heard and we don't know how bad it will be but we know it's going to be bad. >> lynette charles is standing by with a check of the forecast. you are not surprised by what you are seeing in oc. >> no. not at all. and it's going to keep going downhill. it's not even close to making landfall yet. so, the hurricane hunters flew into the storm and this is what they got from it. the wind sustained at 85 miles an hour. it's moving to the north at 13. and the pressure has dropped at 9:46. that's -- 946 and it's 300 miles east southeast of
. shepard smith and studio b. >>shepard: residents of a new york city neighborhood that burned to the ground during the storm, those pictures are just unbelievable how there. they returned to find that there are no homes. we will speak to a man who witnessed the fire like. the new york stock exchange re-opened today. all the fears of gloom and doom and a huge sell off, it did not happen. it was the longest weather-related shut down in more than a century. a huge news day all comes unless breaking news changes everything. this is "studio b." first from fox at 3:00 in new york city, the storm has left nothing but the tremendous damage. today, the president found down in badly hit atlantic city, nothing, for a look at the destruction. the new jersey governor christie greeted president on the tarmac ahead of a helicopter tour of the damage. he has been one of the president's toughest critics but he says he doesn't care about politics right now and they are working to egg to heard the national guard and state recover. officials tackle the recovery effort, there is much despair, a last it, million
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